Residents and businesses are hoping that Labor Day weekend’s 4th Annual Film Festival in Twain Harte will provide a good boost to the local economy.
Film Fest President Jim Jordan was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
The event, co-founded by Twain Harte resident Roger Haughton, will draw film goers and industry officials to the Mother Lode from Friday August 29th through Monday September 1st.
Jordan notes that the idea for the festival got off the ground in 2011, when several residents were looking for ways to help the Twain Harte community following a hard winter. Last year, the Film Fest was shortened significantly, due to the Rim Fire.
Fifty films have been selected for this year’s Festival. Most are independently produced, and have a small budget.
“We have a Western theme this year,” says Jordan. “This includes several spaghetti westerns along with an authentic spaghetti feed.”
Jordan says that many of the films selected will be “family friendly.” Some of the event proceeds will benefit Connections Academy at Summerville High School and MyAct (Mountain Youth and Community Theater). A select group of students will have the opportunity to show their work at the event.
Films and events are scheduled to take place at the Twain Harte Community Hall, the Twain Harte Golf Course and the Black Oak School campus.
The event will begin on Friday night August 29th with the Clint Eastwood movie, “Pale Rider”, which was filmed locally. Three cast members from the movie will offer their reflections and anecdotes.
For additional details on the Film Fest Twain Harte click http://www.filmfesttwainharte.com/
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.